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quite a mess, lots of mud left behind, neighbors said prior to the break work was going on here for months. they wonder if it had anything to do with this mess. they say they put up with street work for months and shortly after 8:00 a.m., the 20 inch water main broke sending mud and water rushing down the street. >> my little cousin back to school, and everybody came out and we were trying to get across the street, we stood on one side and hoped it would go away and it was evacuated as a precaution. the flow was shut off at the source but as the water receded, mud and debris stayed behind and neighbored wondered if the recent work around oxford street might be to blame. >> these guys are out here for
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three months working on the street. >> all the cars are just covered in dirt, kifrt consistently for the past three months. >> a character worked in august and september to replace smaller mains on the street that feeds into the bigger main that broke. in recent weeks street repair had begun, they don't think that was the reason it broke, it was cold and the main dates back to 1893. >> age may have play aid factor, or the cold, but we can't determine that, but it was not the worker. >> as we look back live the water department crews. just beginning the workout here, the german town should stay shut down for several days, given all the water out on the street it's amazing that one property got water in the basement.
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no other cars or homes or businesses were damaged. if you find otherwise, contact the customer service people at the water department. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> also, in kensington philadelphia police are investigating a murder after a body was found in the street. police responded to the report of a body, at 7:15 this morning. detectives say the victim was a man shot in the head and his hands were tied behind his back and detectives don't know how long the body was there. the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty will be laid to rest this weekend. viewings for joyce craig lewis will be held friday night and then 8:00 to 10:00 saturday morning at bachelor brothers funeral home and then laid to rest at ivy hill cemetery.
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36-year-old craig-lewis died yesterday morning after becoming trapped in a basement home. we have more coming up including details of a fund set up for her children on "action news" at 6:00. video shows missing student shane montgomery around the time he vanished in manayunk, early thanksgiving morning. the video from a nearby nail salon shows montgomery stumbling across the bridge over the canal after leaving kildare's irish pub. today police marine units were searching the area near the river near belmont avenue, the reward to bring shane home stands at $65,000. from our new jersey newsroom now, a group took to the streets of trn trenton to call for justice in the case of michael brown and eric garner, dozens gathered outside of trenton's
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city hall to protest the decision reached by the grand jury in both decisions. they both died at the hands of police officers, neither officer was indicted. they also want a mural depicting brown's face. and they held a demonstration in conjunction with medical students across the country. they want to bring attention, they also participated in the nationwide protest and they held a die-in for 4.5 minutes marking each hour that brown was in the streets after being killed. the remnants of the nor'easter are still over our area tonight. you may have seen snow flurries right here. meteorologist, cecily tynan may have been outside of her studios
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with the latest from accuweather. it's beginning to look a lot like winter. >> we have windy, cold conditions, we have snow showers mainly to the northern and west of philadelphia, zooming in, you can see the snowflakes are flying in coatesville and lebanon and reading and pottstown and allentown moving down from the north and west, this is all wrap around moisture from the same system that brought us the soaking rain, this has stalled off the coast of nantucket. the heavy precipitation up near upstate new york, that low pressure will not be staying there one more day and that means we are stuck in the weather pattern, peak wind gusts in philadelphia, windier than yesterday, 33 miles per hour winds and allentown reporting a wind gust of 83 miles per hour,
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and wilmington 37 and atlantic city, yesterday atlantic city had wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour. not quite as strong today but those are cold, gusty winds, i am tracking showers earlier tonight and the problem here is that unlike today with temperatures above freezing, temperatures are dropping down to the 20s tonight and into the suburbs, that means that some of that snow could cause a coating and untreated roads could cause slick spots from the morning commute. we'll talk more about that and within we climb out of this cold, windy and wet weather pattern coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily, come in side now. visit for storm tracker 6 radar and hourly and seven-day forecast and the latest video from our "action news" meteorologists and the collection of weather related
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photos and videos. students and officials in camden schools are celebrating rising graduation rates, they talked to juniors and seniors be he congratulated them on their success and there were reasons that school officials could continue to build on this positive momentum. a home town hero will be commemorated tonight showing him as a pro, he celebrated today, as john rawlins reports. >> this gathering at overbrook high school to honor alumni walt chamberlain, the occasion the dedication of this new postage stamp, there are two of them, one depicts a young philadelphian, the warrior and one an l.a. laker.
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>> he is the first nba player to be honored on the postage stamp. >> the only nba player to score hundred points in a single game, he was so dominant the league had to change some rules. >> he is the only player in the history of the game, that they had to change the rules to combat him. >> they had to wide and the lanes and that speaks to the impact he had on the game. >> he died in 1999 and group in west philadelphia in leaps and bounds, his sister recalls after he spent the summer at his grandfathers. >> he left at 6'4" and came back at 6'9". >> the plan is to print 50 million of these stamps. >> what an honor, quite a
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player. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report midweek. lets go live to mat pellman. >> i'm telling you guys i'm not getting to mail it in this afternoon. we have big traffic troubles one in falls township, there is an overturned dump truck in the lanes of route 1, the not so super highway on route 13, taking out the right lane, can you see the mud taken out and the one lane is squeezing by north of oxford valley near the scene on 13. if you head through bucked county, i would do so in buck county. you'll want to stick through 309 bethlehem pike, and lower south ford there is a crash, at landis road, one on the big picture, and german town avenue closed in kensington because of the water
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main break. and stick with fifth street inside and heavy on the schuylkill, for people heading to the jingle ball at 7:30. we'll check it again in the next half hour. still to come on "action news" tonight. comcast made a mistake on a recent bill. and a new jersey woman is once again in the national spotlight after undergoing a dramatic transformation, details of her major makeover coming up. and we'll check in with meteorologist, cecily tynan with an update on the wintry forecast.
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flames shot through the roof of a popular chicago restaurant this morning. the billing is nearly a senry old and was used as a firehouse before it was used as a restaurant in 2000. it was sparked by roofers that were using torches on the
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building. the latest report cord on america's health shows the war on obesity is far from over but there is new progress on obesity rates, its now 30%. pennsylvania and delaware have slightly higher rates, new jersey is at 26%. americans are becoming even bigger couch potatoes, people reported getting no physical activity in the next month, however smoking is down 3% and immunization s are up 5%. they are not as healthy. at the "action news" big board, a local runner was in the spotlight today, you may remember our story last month, on michelle albertson, for 4.5 years ago. she actually weighed 427 pounds, this is a picture of her then and through lap band surgery and healthy eating and exercising
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she is now weighing 260 pounds lighter. well, today rachael ray invited albertson on to her show for a fashion makeover. she has run 38 half marathons and seven marathons and dozens of other races and she admits that her personal style has taken off and she can use some help and is in workout clothes most of the time. and greta monahan when on to work and help her out and came up with the new look. >> is this as comfortable as your running wear. >> it may be more comfortable. >> her hair is different and everything, albertson says the makeover was an amazing experience and makes her feel better in her healthier body. >> she looks pretty. >> more to come on "action news" wednesday night. one -- we'll explain when
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"action news" at 5:00 continues in just a moment.
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president obama pledged $1 billion on spending programs
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that support early childhood education, a young student helped to introduce the president and that 18 states would give grants that totalled $80 million then would be used for early education programs, knowledge gets $18 million and 500 million goes to another 40 states to help them expand programs for children under the age of 4. and the department of health and human services will be re-evaluated. they are looking into the policy and procedures of dhs, they are to strengthen families and communes for children at risk of neglect, abuse and delinquency. the council talked about the importance of dhs saying that the children touch every aspect of city life. and now drivers will be able to carry their driver's licenses
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on their cell phone. drivers will be able to download an app first to hold their license and provide push notifications if their license was about to expire. snool. the photo and video sharing app is now bigger than twitter. the company's ceo says that the platform has 300 million users more than twitters 234 million. they are both way behind facebook's 240 billion users. happy young faces were spotted in camden at a special holiday party, they are from wiggins elementary school in camden and because of their excellent grades and atennance, they were invited to celebrate here at cooper university medical center. one of highlights of party was learning about this classic
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model train collection in the school's lobby.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board, cecily tynan is here and we saw flippy flakes. >> if you think they are pretty -- we have snow showers
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around and stormtracker 6 live double scan -- monica is always looking on the bright side -- showing we have snow showers most of the activity is north and west of philadelphia. reading crosses 422 and 322 into coatesville and chadds ford near route 41, we have snow showers now. farther to the north more substantial near the poconos, lake harmony and strouds burg and that is because of nor'easter that stalled. philadelphia is currently 39 degrees and millville 40 and wilmington 39 and allentown 32 and the windchill make its feel like 28 degree fz philadelphia and feels like 23 in reading and 24 in trenton and lancaster, and stepping out tonight, you definitely want to bundle up.
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widening out, the low pressure is near nantucket and going nowhere fast. it's pulling in moisture from the atlantic pulling away from upstate new york, and that is making that low pressure not moving tonight or tomorrow. in a will bring more snow showers. and the winter weather advisory will be posted in the poconos, and this is where the wet snow could accumulate an additional 1 to 3 inches in the overnight hours. we are not looking at anything of that, below freezing and snow showers. we could end up with a coating in the northwest suburbs, at 3:00 in the morning we city snow showers developing in the northwest suburbs, they continue on and off through the day tomorrow. 8:00 a few more and plenty of clouds and more substantial as we head into the afternoon hours. some rain and snow showers, very
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unsettled and the temperatures again are on the cool side and 26 degrees in allentown, 32 in philadelphia, and untreated roads there could be slippery spots, allentown reporting a low of 26 degrees, and 34 degrees in cape may, and tomorrow if you like today you'll like tomorrow, with on and off snow showers and a high of 39 degrees, on friday we begin to dry out the atmosphere, we finally get rid of the clouds and showers and the weekend gets progressively nier, skies bright and on saturday and sunday mostly sunny and 46 degrees and dry weather for the eagles game and we butp it up to 48 degrees on monday but can the good temperatures continue into next week i'll have that in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. more to come in the next half
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hour of "action news" at 5:00, it's a great time to make sure your car is ready to weather any storm. we'll have details. and the sex scandal enveloping bill cosby continues to grow, one accuser is fighting back. and we'll have the harrowing talele -- and those stories and breaking sports news when "action news" continues in just a moment.
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"action news" continues now with breaking news about the phillies, our sister network reports that shortstop jimmy rollins traded to the los angeles dodgers. here is jaime apody. >> wow if through the end of an era, the longest tenured athlete here in the city, the dismantling of the phillies as we know them. we'll talk about the jimmy rollins have to wave the no trade clause to make this happen.
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the north california native will be closer to home and jimmy is the phillies all time hits leader and four time gold glove leader and a face of the franchise and the team's most out spoken player, he was one year and 11 million left on h$1s contract at 35 years old you figure his days were numbered here. who is next, chase utley? ryan howard? we'll hear from gm ruben amaro jr. coming newspaper sports. we are continuing to track snow showers moving through our area and they will be with us throughout the evening. lets go to cecily tynan with a flurry filled forecast, they certainly do rick, they continue mainly to the west and through philadelphia, they are melting
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as they hit the pavement, but it will get colder and that could cause concern. bethlehem and allentown they are all moving down from the north and the poconos is under winter weather advisories and you can see coatesville and honey brook and fleet wood and reading and more showers thank is associated with the low pressure, and the heavy rain yesterday. this is what continued to bring more snow showers as with head through tonight and also tomorrow. i'll have more details, coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica? comcast customers check your bills, they erroneously charged folks a wrong fee. nydia han is here with more. >> i got this tweet from william engels alerting me to an comcast
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error. the company changed their billing system recently and now your bill may look different and you may have been hit with this erroneous fee, a late fee that was misapplied and it's for $9.50. william engels scrutinizes every bill he gets, that is how he caught this mistake on his comcast statement. >> found a weird charge for $9.50 and hecalled the cable giant to ask about it. >> he knew about it, and she would credit him for the mistake. it was coming up a lot but was not doing anything to correct it unless people called in to tell them about it. >> it's really irritating. >> comcast admits it made the mistake on its customers november statements, but they
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quickly identified the problem and reversed the late fees, they say the credit will appear on the january statements and they changed the statements for philadelphia customers in early november and new jersey customers this past week. comcast says the new bills are easier to read and provide more detailed information with more package or service discounts shown differently and they will allow them to process orderers more accurately and in-home installation experiences will be better. >> do check your january statement for the credit, comcast won tell me how many customers were impacted by the mistake, if you find the error on your bill tweet me about it or let me know on my facebook page. nydia thank you. overseas bases are now
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warning of possible anti-american demonstrations in the wake of the cia interrogations report, u.s. citizens are told to be alert and stay away from public demonstrations, the 6700 page report, describes what techniques were used to coax information out of terrorists. they were punched and shackled and water boarded detable es at the black site. they said that the tactics were not affect itch but the director of the cia says it helps to thwart attacks and save lives. at just 17 years old molaal yousafzai has become the young evident person to win the nobel peace prize, they were given their medals in norway today and were recognized for risking their lives in the pursuit of children's rights.
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she was shot in the head by the taliban after demanding education for girls two years ago. she was awarded the liberty medal last month in philadelphia. two powerful storms are bearing down on the east and west coast. in connecticut cars spinning out of control and in massachusetts high winds ripped shingles off the roofs and left people with damage and no power. >> this is very, very windy, i'm worried about these trees coming down in my backyard. one is dead and i think it's coming down. >> meantime on the west coast people are prepare ford a blast, the worst in five yours. and they are expecting winds of hundred miles per hour at the coast. world news will have more on
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these powerful storms you can watch that at 6:30. and now they have dropped kidnapping charges -- they want to indict barnes on state charges for abducting a 16-year-old girl, and that will happen after charges for kidnapping carlesha freeland-gaither. and an operation called sun sun, newcastle police and wilmington police worked with the fbi on an investigation that started last december as a result four people were indicted on drug and weapon charges. it was led by andrew lloyd and john brown. at one point the ring had enough
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heroin to generate $2 million in profit. law enforcement officials say that these arrests are a big release to families in delaware. >> we have a commitment to families, people shouldn't have to worry about when the next bullet will three by their porch. >> both ring leaders are held on more than $1 million cash bond. and in philadelphia a suspected thief, thought she was being sneaking by taking her time swiping a package off a kensington stoop. but it was captured on surveillance video. it happened back on november 29th, the woman sat down for a minute or so and then reached back for the small package and then took off. if you recognize this person
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philadelphia police want to hear from you. one woman that accused of bill cosby of sexual assault, is now suing him for calling her a lawyer. after she went public he called her claims absolutely false and green says that cosby drugged and assaulted her when she was an aspiring model in the 70s and spoke public in 2005 and the suit was filed in massachusetts where cosby now lives. the snowflakes and flurries are a good reminder, to get your vehicle ready for winter. stock your car with jumper cables and washer fluid and none perishable food and water. >> 32 degrees, you are losing a third of your batteries cranking power and what we saw last winter with the polar vortex, are you losing 2/3 of that
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battery to power your car. and be careful when plow trucks are out on the roads and stay far behind and don't try to pass it. >> good advice. time to get other advise on the commute home tonight as we check the "action news" traffic center one more time. >> the first advice would be avoid route 1, unless you want to get stuck on the northbound side in oxford valley at 213, the overturned dump truck is now upright but the contents are all over the right lane and police are blocking off both lanes at the moment as they move the dump truck around and the better bet is route 91 northbound. and a vehicle that broke down by the ridge avenue on ramp, this is a parking lot on the schuylkill to the northbound
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side of the boulevard and hill town township, buck county, there is an accident closing hill town pike. and there is an accident in delaware approaching 141, taking out a lane and giving us more delays. >> thank you matt. more to come on "action news" this evening, the couple is lucky to be alive as the home was destroyed as they slept. why police are now involved. and a man believed lost at sea in hawaii is actually found alive. cecily is in for adam. >> winter weather advisory are in affect for the poconos, 1 to 3 inches of snow expected there and here not quite as much and snow showers could cause problems, i'll explain in the accuweather forecast. and sports jaime apody has more on the apparent trade of shortstop jimmy rawlins, that comes up when "action news" continues.
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>> and now a holiday greeting from a local person serving overseas. >> hi i'm senior air man ross alexander, i want to say happy holidays to all of my friends and family back home in philadelphia. enjoy your winter.
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suv that launched into a home overnight and a couple was sleeping inside at the time. they thought it was an earthquake and were shaken, two of their cars were damaged. the nfl announced details on their updated personal conduct policy in the wake of several high-profile domestic violence cases involving players and now this applies to all league personnel, from now on any employee that is formerly charged or the subject of an independent investigation will go on paid leave and the nfl will conduct their own investigation. >> and time for sports, busy news regarding the phillies and shortstop jimmy rollins. >> we have been waiting for the phillies to begin rebuilding and it's underway in a big way, espn
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reporting a cornerstone of this team, jimmy rollins, a philly lifer was traded to the los angeles dodgers, their every day shortstop since 2001 became their all times hits leader next year, he had to wave his no trade clause for this to happen, the donors in desperate need of a shortstop now that ramirez signed with the red sox. he is passed his prime having just turned 36 and had one year and $11 million left on his deal. no word from the phillies on who he would get in return but gm, ruben amaro, eluded that things were changing for this team. >> the fans want to see the youthful energy and we are in that era in our organization, we
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were loyal to our players and they were loyal to us and our fan base is very loyal but sometimes you make the decision to make a change over, maybe too late, and it's a lesson learned but that is something we have to make an adjustment on. >> it sounds like more change may be coming, again espn reporting that jimmy rollins traded to the los angeles dodgers. >> when it's football it always comes down to the cowboy, do our die, the division title comes down to this game against dallas. they are trying not to make too much of it, the birds have to face their bitter rivals twice in three weeks and they somehow held the leading rusher to 37 yards on thanksgiving and now to do it again. >> we know the type of back he is, and what he is capable of doing, we may have had a low
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game against us but we have seen his capabilities. we know he will get the ball and more so we don't know. >> we just play a physical game and stop what they like to do, they like to run the football and run the stretch and we faced that with foster and other people in the previous weeks, we faced that and know what we need to do to stop it. >> the sixers won two of their last three and hope to continue that in atlanta. and a heart warming update to a story from last july, we told you about kennedy cunningham, the daughter of local boxer, steve cunningham fighting to get a heart transplant, we received this update, she received her heart in pittsburgh and is 99% oxygen free and on her way to living a life as a normal girl. we are happy for you kennedy. a
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>> that is sweet. a boater rescued for almost two weeks lost at sea off the hawaii coast. he was out for a sail when the boat started to take on water, they launched a massive search and there was no sign of his boat. 12 days later, a new may day call an hour after that one, he was found floating 60 miles off the coast of oahu and now ingraham is doing well. i know grandma's house isn't the most exciting, but it's only for a few hours. look what i've got. when you get verizon fios, you get beautiful hd picture quality, super fast internet, and america's most reliable network. so you won't miss a second of that movie, that game they love, or those moments with family. can we sleep over? please! come on! see why fios is rated number one in customer satisfaction
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two dozen veterans in new jersey were honored by the vietnam veterans chapter in berlin. 1-of those honors served in vietnam and korea and operation iraqi freedom. very cool. meteorologist cecily tynan is here, are the snow storms over? >> not in the next 24 hours, we have more on the way, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that most of the activity is northern and west of philadelphia, and generally they are light snow showers and heavier in parts of chester county and in lancaster south of reading and the lehigh valley is
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dealing with snow showers. and temperatures drop below freezing, where any of these snow showers are causing slick roads, philadelphia reported wind gusts of 25 miles per hour and 28 in allentown and 23 at the atlantic city airport and factor in the winds with the current temperature and 24 in trenton and 22 in allentown and feels like 18 degrees in the poconos. the reason why that low pressure that was that nor'easter yesterday, now it's a stalled low pressure off the coast of nantucket. all the heavy precipitation is off the coast of new england and upstate new york, we are getting that wrap around and that continues to bring us more clouds and breezy conditions and yes, more snow showers, future tracker showing 3:30 in the morning, snow showers are cropping up in the north and west suburbs, and this is
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causing problems with the commute and icy patches, plenty of clouds and snow showers in the far north and west suburbs and then a piece of upper level energy that spins in at 4:00 tomorrow and that brings us additional snow showers across south jersey. but this is the main concernover night in the northwest suburbs. not expecting a tremendous amount of snow, untreated surfaces could be icy patches for your morning commute, slow things down and pay attention to the weather report and traffic report on "action news" beginning at 4:30, the windchill tomorrow morning we are looking at windchills in the 20s so bundle up, the afternoon will be in the 30s and 20s, so tomorrow is a repeat performance of today but more showers in the afternoon. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, breezy and chilly with additional snow showers tomorrow and the high is 39 degrees, on friday, the low
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pressure finally begins to say good-bye and a lot of clouds and we dry out the atmosphere and temperatures up a little bit and the skies will brighten on saturday. and and 43 degrees and sunday 46 degrees and sunny and great weather for the eagles game on sunday night. monday it stays sunny and warmer at 48 degrees and on tuesday it clouds up as we begin hanukkah at sun down and wednesday mostly cloudy with the possibility of showers and 44 degrees, one more great day for indoor activities and finally we get rid of the low pressure in time for the weekend. >> thank you cecily, can you follow the winter weather with, we are updating the hourly and seven-day forecast for you, the storm tracker 6 radar shows you the severe weather and updates from our meteorologists, find it all at
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young people served up a holiday meal and smiles in norristown, students from the norristown school district put the staples on to plates and served them at the mental health facility and local police officers helped to give back on this day. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00. new developments in the search for shane montgomery plus wilmington delaware earns a dubious distinction in a publication. now for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams can have a nice evening.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. for well over a decade he is the heart of the philadelphia fil fillies and the unquestioned leader on the field and has more hits than any other fielder before him but the next hit will be for the los angeles dodgers, wednesday night the big story on "action news" tonight is a bombshell report that given all the talk about rebuilding it doesn't come as a surprise, espn says that jimmy rollins is being traded to the dodgers and ducis rogers is here and the first domino has fallen and it likely
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won't be the last. >> i'm sure cole hamels and chase utley and ryan howard all have their phones on because they may get a call before this is over. jimmy rollins can veto any trade but it appears that he has changed his thinking, the phillies and dodgers were working on a trade this afternoon and another report that says nothing is set in stone just yet. the phillies were looking for young pitching in return. rollins came up with the phils in 2000 making him the longest tenured athlete in town. rollins the 2007 mvp led the team to a world series title in 2008 and leaves as the all time hits leader and he passed mike schmidt this past season. and he is from california and coupled with the team's plans to rebuild may have swayed his


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